Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center

751 Medical Court
Chula Vista, CA 91911 • (619) 482-5800

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Patient Experience?

Current

Summary Star Rating

Average
NA
NA
Patient Experience

Would Recommend Hospital

77%

69%

71%

Received Information and Education

85%

84%

86%

Nurses Communicated Well

78%

75%

80%

Doctors Communicated Well

77%

78%

82%

Help Received When Wanted

64%

62%

68%

Pain Well Controlled

71%

69%

71%

Staff Explained Medicine

64%

61%

65%

Patient Room and Bathroom Was Clean

75%

70%

73%

Quiet at Night

51%

51%

62%

Re-hospitalizations?

Current

Hospitalwide Readmission Rate

Average
16%
(lower is better)
15.20%
(lower is better)
15.20%
(lower is better)

Patient Safety?

Current

Surgical Care Measures

Average
98%
98%
98%
Infection Prevention

Appropriate Timing of Antibiotic

99%

98%

98%

Use of Appropriate Antibiotic

99%

98%

98%

Appropriate Discontinuation of Antibiotic

98%

97%

98%

Urinary Catheter Removal

99%

97%

98%

Complication Prevention

Blood-clot Prevention

100%

100%

99%

Beta-blockers Continued

96%

97%

97%

Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center

751 Medical Court
Chula Vista, CA 91911 • (619) 482-5800

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Why be concerned about quality? Even common tasks can go wrong in the hospital. When you pay attention to quality, you can better protect yourself. What is quality? Quality care is not always more expensive care, the newest technology, or many tests and treatments. Quality care is safe, effective, patient centered, timely, efficient, and equitable. How does quality affect you? Hear about four patients' experiences where better care would have made a difference. Get the quality you deserve. Take steps to make sure you choose the best hospital for you.



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Patient Experience?

Current

Summary Star Rating

Average
NA
NA
Patient Experience

Would Recommend Hospital

77%

69%

71%

Received Information and Education

85%

84%

86%

Nurses Communicated Well

78%

75%

80%

Doctors Communicated Well

77%

78%

82%

Help Received When Wanted

64%

62%

68%

Pain Well Controlled

71%

69%

71%

Staff Explained Medicine

64%

61%

65%

Patient Room and Bathroom Was Clean

75%

70%

73%

Quiet at Night

51%

51%

62%

Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center

751 Medical Court
Chula Vista, CA 91911 • (619) 482-5800

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Why be concerned about quality? Even common tasks can go wrong in the hospital. When you pay attention to quality, you can better protect yourself. What is quality? Quality care is not always more expensive care, the newest technology, or many tests and treatments. Quality care is safe, effective, patient centered, timely, efficient, and equitable. How does quality affect you? Hear about four patients' experiences where better care would have made a difference. Get the quality you deserve. Take steps to make sure you choose the best hospital for you.



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Mother & Baby?

Current

C-Section Rate (NTSV)

Average
28.50%
(lower is better)
26.50%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Breastfeeding Rate

Average
72.30%
66.50%
NA

Episiotomy Rate

Below Average
17.80%
(lower is better)
11.60%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

VBAC Rate

Below Average
4.10%
9.40%
NA

VBAC Routinely Available

Yes
NA
NA

Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center

751 Medical Court
Chula Vista, CA 91911 • (619) 482-5800

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Why be concerned about quality? Even common tasks can go wrong in the hospital. When you pay attention to quality, you can better protect yourself. What is quality? Quality care is not always more expensive care, the newest technology, or many tests and treatments. Quality care is safe, effective, patient centered, timely, efficient, and equitable. How does quality affect you? Hear about four patients' experiences where better care would have made a difference. Get the quality you deserve. Take steps to make sure you choose the best hospital for you.



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Hip & Knee?

Current

Hip Fracture Death Rate

Average
2.10%
(lower is better)
2.55%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Hip or Knee Surgery Readmission Rate

Average
6.20%
(lower is better)
4.70%
(lower is better)
4.90%
(lower is better)

Hip or Knee Surgery Complication Rate

Average
3.80%
(lower is better)
3.10%
(lower is better)
3.20%
(lower is better)

Hip & Knee Surgery Volume?

Low volume is associated with poor patient outcomes.
Current

Number of Primary and Revision Hip Surgeries

39
1 - 1174
NA

Number of Primary and Revision Knee Surgeries

41
1 - 1608
NA

Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center

751 Medical Court
Chula Vista, CA 91911 • (619) 482-5800

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Why be concerned about quality? Even common tasks can go wrong in the hospital. When you pay attention to quality, you can better protect yourself. What is quality? Quality care is not always more expensive care, the newest technology, or many tests and treatments. Quality care is safe, effective, patient centered, timely, efficient, and equitable. How does quality affect you? Hear about four patients' experiences where better care would have made a difference. Get the quality you deserve. Take steps to make sure you choose the best hospital for you.



When choosing a hospital or medical center, be sure to understand your particular treatment and the roles that hospital staff play in your care; check your insurance coverage and out of pocket costs; and consider the hospital's location and other features and services.

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Patient Safety?

Current

Surgical Care Measures

Average
98%
98%
98%
Infection Prevention

Appropriate timing of antibiotic

99%

98%

98%

Use of appropriate antibiotic

99%

98%

98%

Appropriate discontinuation of antibiotic

98%

97%

98%

Urinary catheter removal

99%

97%

98%

Complication Prevention

Blood-clot prevention

100%

100%

99%

Beta-blockers continued

96%

97%

97%

Unplanned Surgical Wound Reopening

Average
0.14%
(lower is better)
0.17%
(lower is better)
0.17%
(lower is better)

Death after Serious Treatable Complication

Average
15.84%
(lower is better)
11.74%
(lower is better)
11.78%
(lower is better)

Accidental Lung Puncture

Average
0.03%
(lower is better)
0.04%
(lower is better)
0.04%
(lower is better)

Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage Death Rate

Below Average
2%
(lower is better)
2.16%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Blood Clot Prevention?

Current

Blood Clot Prevention

Average
97%
92%
92%

Treated to Prevent Blood Clots Soon after Admission or Surgery

97%
92%
92%

Blood Clot Treatment?

Current

Blood Clot Warfarin Treatment

Average
96%
94%
93%

Treated with Two Blood Thinner Medications at the Same Time

98%
95%
94%

Discharged on a Blood Thinner Medication with Education

94%
94%
92%

Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center

751 Medical Court
Chula Vista, CA 91911 • (619) 482-5800

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Better information enables smarter choices when making medical decisions. Publicly available information about health care quality — and consumers eager to consider quality in their medical decisions — will improve the health care system.



Why be concerned about quality? Even common tasks can go wrong in the hospital. When you pay attention to quality, you can better protect yourself. What is quality? Quality care is not always more expensive care, the newest technology, or many tests and treatments. Quality care is safe, effective, patient centered, timely, efficient, and equitable. How does quality affect you? Hear about four patients' experiences where better care would have made a difference. Get the quality you deserve. Take steps to make sure you choose the best hospital for you.



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Antibiotic-Resistant Infections?

Current

MRSA Bloodstream Infections

Average
1.60%
(lower is better)
0.82%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

VRE Bloodstream Infections

Average
0.82%
(lower is better)
0.34%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Infections Related to Catheters and Tubes?

Current

Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections

Average
1.03%
(lower is better)
0.89%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Surgical Site Infections - Cardiovascular & Thoracic?

Current

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Performance has not been rated because either the hospital did not provide this service  or no data were available.
NA
(lower is better)
0%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Cardiac

Not Rated
NA
(lower is better)
0.44%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

CABG with Chest and Donor Site Incision

Not Rated
1.49%
(lower is better)
0.54%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

CABG with Chest Incision Only

Performance has not been rated because either the hospital did not provide this service  or no data were available.
NA
(lower is better)
0.49%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Thoracic

Not Rated
NA
(lower is better)
0.38%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Surgical Site Infections - Gastrointestinal?

Current

Abdominal

Performance has not been rated because either the hospital did not provide this service  or no data were available.
NA
(lower is better)
0.83%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Appendix

Performance has not been rated because either the hospital did not provide this service  or no data were available.
NA
(lower is better)
0.99%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Colon

Average
0.32%
(lower is better)
0.69%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Gastric

Performance has not been rated because either the hospital did not provide this service  or no data were available.
NA
(lower is better)
0.37%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Rectal

Not Rated
NA
(lower is better)
0.71%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Small Bowel

Performance has not been rated because either the hospital did not provide this service  or no data were available.
NA
(lower is better)
0.55%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Surgical Site Infections - Orthopedic?

Current

Hip Prosthesis

Performance has not been rated because either the hospital did not provide this service  or no data were available.
NA
(lower is better)
0.62%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Knee Prosthesis

Performance has not been rated because either the hospital did not provide this service  or no data were available.
NA
(lower is better)
0.57%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Laminectomy

Performance has not been rated because either the hospital did not provide this service  or no data were available.
NA
(lower is better)
0.68%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Open Reduction of Fracture

Performance has not been rated because either the hospital did not provide this service  or no data were available.
NA
(lower is better)
0.37%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Spinal Fusion

Performance has not been rated because either the hospital did not provide this service  or no data were available.
NA
(lower is better)
0.65%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Spinal Refusion

Not Rated
NA
(lower is better)
0.34%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Surgical Site Infections - OB/GYN?

Current

Cesarean Section

Performance has not been rated because either the hospital did not provide this service  or no data were available.
NA
(lower is better)
0.39%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Abdominal Hysterectomy

Performance has not been rated because either the hospital did not provide this service  or no data were available.
NA
(lower is better)
0.77%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Vaginal Hysterectomy

Not Rated
2.15%
(lower is better)
0.92%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Surgical Site Infections - Gallbladder/Liver Related?

Current

Bile Duct/Liver/Pancreatic

Performance has not been rated because either the hospital did not provide this service  or no data were available.
NA
(lower is better)
0.19%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Gallbladder

Performance has not been rated because either the hospital did not provide this service  or no data were available.
NA
(lower is better)
0.82%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Surgical Site Infections - Organ Transplant?

Current

Kidney Transplant

Not Rated
NA
(lower is better)
0.88%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Liver Transplant

Not Rated
NA
(lower is better)
0.85%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center

751 Medical Court
Chula Vista, CA 91911 • (619) 482-5800

See ratings on health care quality in hospitals, why quality matters to you, and how you can help get the care you deserve.

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Free and easy-to-use, CalQualityCare.org offers unbiased information and ratings on the quality of California hospitals and medical centers, along with tips and checklists about how to choose a health care provider, questions to ask, how to pay for care, and what to do if something goes wrong.



Better information enables smarter choices when making medical decisions. Publicly available information about health care quality — and consumers eager to consider quality in their medical decisions — will improve the health care system.



Why be concerned about quality? Even common tasks can go wrong in the hospital. When you pay attention to quality, you can better protect yourself. What is quality? Quality care is not always more expensive care, the newest technology, or many tests and treatments. Quality care is safe, effective, patient centered, timely, efficient, and equitable. How does quality affect you? Hear about four patients' experiences where better care would have made a difference. Get the quality you deserve. Take steps to make sure you choose the best hospital for you.



When choosing a hospital or medical center, be sure to understand your particular treatment and the roles that hospital staff play in your care; check your insurance coverage and out of pocket costs; and consider the hospital's location and other features and services.

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Cancer Surgery - Number of Cases?

A low number may indicate greater risk of patient complications or death.
Number of Surgeries (2014)

Bladder Cancer

0
1 - 153
NA

Brain Cancer

13
1 - 321
NA

Breast Cancer

158
1 - 662
NA

Colon Cancer

32
1 - 131
NA

Esophageal Cancer

2
1 - 45
NA

Liver Cancer

0
1 - 129
NA

Lung Cancer

12
1 - 198
NA

Pancreatic Cancer

0
1 - 58
NA

Prostate Cancer

2
1 - 336
NA

Rectal Cancer

10
1 - 63
NA

Stomach Cancer

4
1 - 48
NA

Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center

751 Medical Court
Chula Vista, CA 91911 • (619) 482-5800

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Free and easy-to-use, CalQualityCare.org offers unbiased information and ratings on the quality of California hospitals and medical centers, along with tips and checklists about how to choose a health care provider, questions to ask, how to pay for care, and what to do if something goes wrong.



Better information enables smarter choices when making medical decisions. Publicly available information about health care quality — and consumers eager to consider quality in their medical decisions — will improve the health care system.



Why be concerned about quality? Even common tasks can go wrong in the hospital. When you pay attention to quality, you can better protect yourself. What is quality? Quality care is not always more expensive care, the newest technology, or many tests and treatments. Quality care is safe, effective, patient centered, timely, efficient, and equitable. How does quality affect you? Hear about four patients' experiences where better care would have made a difference. Get the quality you deserve. Take steps to make sure you choose the best hospital for you.



When choosing a hospital or medical center, be sure to understand your particular treatment and the roles that hospital staff play in your care; check your insurance coverage and out of pocket costs; and consider the hospital's location and other features and services.

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Emergency Department (ED) Care?

Current

Time in ED before being admitted

426 minutes
(lower is better)
355 minutes
(lower is better)
279 minutes
(lower is better)

Time in ED before being sent home

201 minutes
(lower is better)
175 minutes
(lower is better)
145 minutes
(lower is better)

Time in ED before being seen

101 minutes
(lower is better)
34 minutes
(lower is better)
28 minutes
(lower is better)

Patients who left ED without being seen

2%
(lower is better)
2%
(lower is better)
2%
(lower is better)

Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center

751 Medical Court
Chula Vista, CA 91911 • (619) 482-5800

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Free and easy-to-use, CalQualityCare.org offers unbiased information and ratings on the quality of California hospitals and medical centers, along with tips and checklists about how to choose a health care provider, questions to ask, how to pay for care, and what to do if something goes wrong.



Better information enables smarter choices when making medical decisions. Publicly available information about health care quality — and consumers eager to consider quality in their medical decisions — will improve the health care system.



Why be concerned about quality? Even common tasks can go wrong in the hospital. When you pay attention to quality, you can better protect yourself. What is quality? Quality care is not always more expensive care, the newest technology, or many tests and treatments. Quality care is safe, effective, patient centered, timely, efficient, and equitable. How does quality affect you? Hear about four patients' experiences where better care would have made a difference. Get the quality you deserve. Take steps to make sure you choose the best hospital for you.



When choosing a hospital or medical center, be sure to understand your particular treatment and the roles that hospital staff play in your care; check your insurance coverage and out of pocket costs; and consider the hospital's location and other features and services.

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Heart Attack?

Current

Death Rate

Average
13.70%
(lower is better)
13.90%
(lower is better)
14.20%
(lower is better)

Quality of Care

Performance has not been rated because either the hospital did not provide this service  or no data were available.
100%
95%
NA

Readmission Rate

Average
17.10%
(lower is better)
17%
(lower is better)
17%
(lower is better)

Angioplasty?

Current

Angioplasty (PTCA) - Number of Cases

Sufficient Volume
257
NA
NA

Angioplasty (PTCA) - Death Rate

Performance has not been rated because there are too few cases to rate hospitals.
5%
(lower is better)
3.49%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Heart Bypass Surgery?

Current

Death Rate

Average
6.53%
(lower is better)
2.42%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Internal Mammary Artery Usage

Average
100%
97%
NA

Postoperative Stroke

Below Average
2.24%
(lower is better)
1.61%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Heart Failure?

Current

Death Rate

Average
10.70%
(lower is better)
11.20%
(lower is better)
11.70%
(lower is better)

Quality of Care

Performance has not been rated because either the hospital did not provide this service  or no data were available.
100%
98%
97%

Readmission Rate

Average
21.30%
(lower is better)
22.10%
(lower is better)
22%
(lower is better)

Pneumonia?

Current

Death Rate

Average
9.30%
(lower is better)
11.30%
(lower is better)
11.60%
(lower is better)

Quality of Care

Performance has not been rated because either the hospital did not provide this service  or no data were available.
97%
97%
94%

Readmission Rate

Average
16.70%
(lower is better)
16.90%
(lower is better)
17%
(lower is better)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)?

Current

Death Rate

Average
6%
(lower is better)
7.70%
(lower is better)
7.80%
(lower is better)

Readmission Rate

Average
18.30%
(lower is better)
20.20%
(lower is better)
20.30%
(lower is better)

Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center

751 Medical Court
Chula Vista, CA 91911 • (619) 482-5800

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Stroke?

Current

Death Rate

Average
12%
(lower is better)
14.50%
(lower is better)
14.90%
(lower is better)

Quality of Care

Average
98%
96%
96%

Quality: Timely Stroke Care

Early treatment of clots causing strokes

100%

90%

87%

Timely prevention of blood clots in the body

99%

96%

96%

Timely prevention of clots causing strokes

96%

98%

98%

Quality: Effective Stroke Care

Prescribed anticoagulants for irregular heartbeats upon discharge

100%

98%

97%

Assessed for rehabilitation services

99%

97%

98%

Prescribed antithrombotic upon discharge

99%

99%

99%

Prescribed statin medication upon discharge

99%

96%

95%

Received education about stroke care and prevention

99%

93%

93%

Readmission Rate

Average
13.70%
(lower is better)
12.80%
(lower is better)
12.80%
(lower is better)

Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center

751 Medical Court
Chula Vista, CA 91911 • (619) 482-5800

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Surgeries/Other Conditions?

Current

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair - Number of Cases

Very Low Volume
8
NA
NA

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair - Death Rate

Performance has not been rated because there are too few cases to rate hospitals.
0%
(lower is better)
0.75%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Esophageal Resection - Death Rate

Performance has not been rated because there are too few cases to rate hospitals.
NA
(lower is better)
6.73%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Pancreatic Resection - Death Rate

Performance has not been rated because there are too few cases to rate hospitals.
NA
(lower is better)
4.14%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Craniotomy Death Rate

Below Average
13.50%
(lower is better)
8.56%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Sharp Chula Vista Medical Center

751 Medical Court
Chula Vista, CA 91911 • (619) 482-5800

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Why be concerned about quality? Even common tasks can go wrong in the hospital. When you pay attention to quality, you can better protect yourself. What is quality? Quality care is not always more expensive care, the newest technology, or many tests and treatments. Quality care is safe, effective, patient centered, timely, efficient, and equitable. How does quality affect you? Hear about four patients' experiences where better care would have made a difference. Get the quality you deserve. Take steps to make sure you choose the best hospital for you.



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Patient Experience?

Current

Summary Star Rating

Average
NA
NA
Patient Experience

Would Recommend Hospital

77%

69%

71%

Received Information and Education

85%

84%

86%

Nurses Communicated Well

78%

75%

80%

Doctors Communicated Well

77%

78%

82%

Help Received When Wanted

64%

62%

68%

Pain Well Controlled

71%

69%

71%

Staff Explained Medicine

64%

61%

65%

Patient Room and Bathroom Was Clean

75%

70%

73%

Quiet at Night

51%

51%

62%

Re-hospitalizations?

Current

Hospitalwide Readmission Rate

Average
16%
(lower is better)
15.20%
(lower is better)
15.20%
(lower is better)

Mother & Baby?

Current

C-Section Rate (NTSV)

Average
28.50%
(lower is better)
26.50%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Breastfeeding Rate

Average
72.30%
66.50%
NA

Episiotomy Rate

Below Average
17.80%
(lower is better)
11.60%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

VBAC Rate

Below Average
4.10%
9.40%
NA

VBAC Routinely Available

Yes
NA
NA

Hip & Knee?

Current

Hip Fracture Death Rate

Average
2.10%
(lower is better)
2.55%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Hip or Knee Surgery Readmission Rate

Average
6.20%
(lower is better)
4.70%
(lower is better)
4.90%
(lower is better)

Hip or Knee Surgery Complication Rate

Average
3.80%
(lower is better)
3.10%
(lower is better)
3.20%
(lower is better)

Hip & Knee Surgery Volume?

Low volume is associated with poor patient outcomes.
Current

Number of Primary and Revision Hip Surgeries

39
1 - 1174
NA

Number of Primary and Revision Knee Surgeries

41
1 - 1608
NA

Patient Safety?

Current

Surgical Care Measures

Average
98%
98%
98%
Infection Prevention

Appropriate timing of antibiotic

99%

98%

98%

Use of appropriate antibiotic

99%

98%

98%

Appropriate discontinuation of antibiotic

98%

97%

98%

Urinary catheter removal

99%

97%

98%

Complication Prevention

Blood-clot prevention

100%

100%

99%

Beta-blockers continued

96%

97%

97%

Unplanned Surgical Wound Reopening

Average
0.14%
(lower is better)
0.17%
(lower is better)
0.17%
(lower is better)

Death after Serious Treatable Complication

Average
15.84%
(lower is better)
11.74%
(lower is better)
11.78%
(lower is better)

Accidental Lung Puncture

Average
0.03%
(lower is better)
0.04%
(lower is better)
0.04%
(lower is better)

Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage Death Rate

Below Average
2%
(lower is better)
2.16%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Blood Clot Prevention?

Current

Blood Clot Prevention

Average
97%
92%
92%

Treated to Prevent Blood Clots Soon after Admission or Surgery

97%
92%
92%

Blood Clot Treatment?

Current

Blood Clot Warfarin Treatment

Average
96%
94%
93%

Treated with Two Blood Thinner Medications at the Same Time

98%
95%
94%

Discharged on a Blood Thinner Medication with Education

94%
94%
92%

Antibiotic-Resistant Infections?

Current

MRSA Bloodstream Infections

Average
1.60%
(lower is better)
0.82%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

VRE Bloodstream Infections

Average
0.82%
(lower is better)
0.34%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Infections Related to Catheters and Tubes?

Current

Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infections

Average
1.03%
(lower is better)
0.89%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Surgical Site Infections - Cardiovascular & Thoracic?

Current

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair

Performance has not been rated because either the hospital did not provide this service  or no data were available.
NA
(lower is better)
0%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Cardiac

Not Rated
NA
(lower is better)
0.44%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

CABG with Chest and Donor Site Incision

Not Rated
1.49%
(lower is better)
0.54%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

CABG with Chest Incision Only

Performance has not been rated because either the hospital did not provide this service  or no data were available.
NA
(lower is better)
0.49%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Thoracic

Not Rated
NA
(lower is better)
0.38%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Surgical Site Infections - Gastrointestinal?

Current

Abdominal

Performance has not been rated because either the hospital did not provide this service  or no data were available.
NA
(lower is better)
0.83%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Appendix

Performance has not been rated because either the hospital did not provide this service  or no data were available.
NA
(lower is better)
0.99%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Colon

Average
0.32%
(lower is better)
0.69%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Gastric

Performance has not been rated because either the hospital did not provide this service  or no data were available.
NA
(lower is better)
0.37%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Rectal

Not Rated
NA
(lower is better)
0.71%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Small Bowel

Performance has not been rated because either the hospital did not provide this service  or no data were available.
NA
(lower is better)
0.55%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Surgical Site Infections - Orthopedic?

Current

Hip Prosthesis

Performance has not been rated because either the hospital did not provide this service  or no data were available.
NA
(lower is better)
0.62%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Knee Prosthesis

Performance has not been rated because either the hospital did not provide this service  or no data were available.
NA
(lower is better)
0.57%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Laminectomy

Performance has not been rated because either the hospital did not provide this service  or no data were available.
NA
(lower is better)
0.68%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Open Reduction of Fracture

Performance has not been rated because either the hospital did not provide this service  or no data were available.
NA
(lower is better)
0.37%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Spinal Fusion

Performance has not been rated because either the hospital did not provide this service  or no data were available.
NA
(lower is better)
0.65%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Spinal Refusion

Not Rated
NA
(lower is better)
0.34%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Surgical Site Infections - OB/GYN?

Current

Cesarean Section

Performance has not been rated because either the hospital did not provide this service  or no data were available.
NA
(lower is better)
0.39%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Abdominal Hysterectomy

Performance has not been rated because either the hospital did not provide this service  or no data were available.
NA
(lower is better)
0.77%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Vaginal Hysterectomy

Not Rated
2.15%
(lower is better)
0.92%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Surgical Site Infections - Gallbladder/Liver Related?

Current

Bile Duct/Liver/Pancreatic

Performance has not been rated because either the hospital did not provide this service  or no data were available.
NA
(lower is better)
0.19%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Gallbladder

Performance has not been rated because either the hospital did not provide this service  or no data were available.
NA
(lower is better)
0.82%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Surgical Site Infections - Organ Transplant?

Current

Kidney Transplant

Not Rated
NA
(lower is better)
0.88%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Liver Transplant

Not Rated
NA
(lower is better)
0.85%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Cancer Surgery - Number of Cases?

A low number may indicate greater risk of patient complications or death.
Number of Surgeries (2014)

Bladder Cancer

0
1 - 153
NA

Brain Cancer

13
1 - 321
NA

Breast Cancer

158
1 - 662
NA

Colon Cancer

32
1 - 131
NA

Esophageal Cancer

2
1 - 45
NA

Liver Cancer

0
1 - 129
NA

Lung Cancer

12
1 - 198
NA

Pancreatic Cancer

0
1 - 58
NA

Prostate Cancer

2
1 - 336
NA

Rectal Cancer

10
1 - 63
NA

Stomach Cancer

4
1 - 48
NA

Emergency Department (ED) Care?

Current

Time in ED before being admitted

426 minutes
(lower is better)
355 minutes
(lower is better)
279 minutes
(lower is better)

Time in ED before being sent home

201 minutes
(lower is better)
175 minutes
(lower is better)
145 minutes
(lower is better)

Time in ED before being seen

101 minutes
(lower is better)
34 minutes
(lower is better)
28 minutes
(lower is better)

Patients who left ED without being seen

2%
(lower is better)
2%
(lower is better)
2%
(lower is better)

Heart Attack?

Current

Death Rate

Average
13.70%
(lower is better)
13.90%
(lower is better)
14.20%
(lower is better)

Quality of Care

Performance has not been rated because either the hospital did not provide this service  or no data were available.
100%
95%
NA

Readmission Rate

Average
17.10%
(lower is better)
17%
(lower is better)
17%
(lower is better)

Angioplasty?

Current

Angioplasty (PTCA) - Number of Cases

Sufficient Volume
257
NA
NA

Angioplasty (PTCA) - Death Rate

Performance has not been rated because there are too few cases to rate hospitals.
5%
(lower is better)
3.49%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Heart Bypass Surgery?

Current

Death Rate

Average
6.53%
(lower is better)
2.42%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Internal Mammary Artery Usage

Average
100%
97%
NA

Postoperative Stroke

Below Average
2.24%
(lower is better)
1.61%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Heart Failure?

Current

Death Rate

Average
10.70%
(lower is better)
11.20%
(lower is better)
11.70%
(lower is better)

Quality of Care

Performance has not been rated because either the hospital did not provide this service  or no data were available.
100%
98%
97%

Readmission Rate

Average
21.30%
(lower is better)
22.10%
(lower is better)
22%
(lower is better)

Pneumonia?

Current

Death Rate

Average
9.30%
(lower is better)
11.30%
(lower is better)
11.60%
(lower is better)

Quality of Care

Performance has not been rated because either the hospital did not provide this service  or no data were available.
97%
97%
94%

Readmission Rate

Average
16.70%
(lower is better)
16.90%
(lower is better)
17%
(lower is better)

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)?

Current

Death Rate

Average
6%
(lower is better)
7.70%
(lower is better)
7.80%
(lower is better)

Readmission Rate

Average
18.30%
(lower is better)
20.20%
(lower is better)
20.30%
(lower is better)

Stroke?

Current

Death Rate

Average
12%
(lower is better)
14.50%
(lower is better)
14.90%
(lower is better)

Quality of Care

Average
98%
96%
96%

Quality: Timely Stroke Care

Early treatment of clots causing strokes

100%

90%

87%

Timely prevention of blood clots in the body

99%

96%

96%

Timely prevention of clots causing strokes

96%

98%

98%

Quality: Effective Stroke Care

Prescribed anticoagulants for irregular heartbeats upon discharge

100%

98%

97%

Assessed for rehabilitation services

99%

97%

98%

Prescribed antithrombotic upon discharge

99%

99%

99%

Prescribed statin medication upon discharge

99%

96%

95%

Received education about stroke care and prevention

99%

93%

93%

Readmission Rate

Average
13.70%
(lower is better)
12.80%
(lower is better)
12.80%
(lower is better)

Surgeries/Other Conditions?

Current

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair - Number of Cases

Very Low Volume
8
NA
NA

Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair - Death Rate

Performance has not been rated because there are too few cases to rate hospitals.
0%
(lower is better)
0.75%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Esophageal Resection - Death Rate

Performance has not been rated because there are too few cases to rate hospitals.
NA
(lower is better)
6.73%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Pancreatic Resection - Death Rate

Performance has not been rated because there are too few cases to rate hospitals.
NA
(lower is better)
4.14%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

Craniotomy Death Rate

Below Average
13.50%
(lower is better)
8.56%
(lower is better)
NA
(lower is better)

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